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Determinations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Determination 2018
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Registered 13 Dec 2018
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Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Determination 2016

made under paragraph 7(2)(a) of the

Christmas Island Utilities and Services Ordinance 2016

Compilation No. 2

Compilation date:                              10 December 2018

Includes amendments up to:            F2018L01665

Registered:                                         13 December 2018

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Determination 2016 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 10 December 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Categories of premises.................................................................................................. 2

Part 2—Fees                                                                                                                                                         3

6............ Fees............................................................................................................................... 3

7............ Rebates and exemptions for eligible persons................................................................. 4

8............ Payment of fees............................................................................................................. 4

9............ When a fee is not paid................................................................................................... 4

10.......... Special payment arrangements....................................................................................... 5

11.......... Notice to Administrator of residents dependent on life support equipment................... 6

Schedule 1—Fixed fees for the supply of electricity                                             7

1............ Fixed fees for the supply of electricity........................................................................... 7

Schedule 2—Consumption fees for the supply of electricity                       8

1............ Consumption fees for the supply of electricity.............................................................. 8

Schedule 3—Fixed fees for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity                                                                                                                                                     9

1............ Fixed fees for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity........................ 9

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                               10

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                      10

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                          11

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                       12

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     13

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Determination 2016.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 7(2)(a) of the Christmas Island Utilities and Services Ordinance 2016.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

category, of premises: see section 5.

consumer means a person to whom electricity is supplied at premises under the Christmas Island Utilities and Services Ordinance 2016.

daily dependent child rebate amount, for a person, means:

                     (a)  if the person has one dependent child—78.46 cents; or

                     (b)  if the person has 2 dependent children—98.88 cents; or

                     (c)  if the person has 3 dependent children—119.30 cents; or

                     (d)  if the person has 4 or more dependent children—139.72 cents.

dependent child, of a person, has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act 1991.

eligible person means a person who holds:

                     (a)  a health care card, pensioner concession card or seniors health card under the Social Security Act 1991; or

                     (b)  a card known as the Repatriation Health Card—For All Conditions, that evidences the person’s eligibility, under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, to be provided with treatment for all injuries or diseases; or

                     (c)  a Seniors Card issued by the Government of Western Australia.

life support equipment means equipment covered by the Life Support Equipment Energy Subsidy Scheme administered by the Government of Western Australia.

premises has the same meaning as in the Energy Operators (Powers) Act 1979 (WA), as in force on 3 October 2016.

unit means a kilowatt hour.

5  Categories of premises

                   Premises mentioned in column 2 of an item of the following table are in the category of premises mentioned in column 1 of the item.

 

Categories of premises

Item

Column 1

Category

Column 2

Premises

1

Residential A2

Premises (for example, houses, flats and apartments) occupied as private dwellings and used solely for residential purposes, other than premises mentioned in item 3

2

Community service C2

Premises occupied by an organisation that:

(a) is a voluntary, non‑profit making organisation; and

(b) is endorsed as exempt from income tax under section 50‑105 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997; and

(c) provides a public service that is available to any member of the public without discrimination; and

(d) is not a Commonwealth, State or local government department, instrumentality or agency; and

(e) does not receive the major part of its funding from a body mentioned in paragraph (d)

3

Charitable residential D2

Premises used wholly by a charitable or benevolent organisation and solely for providing residential accommodation other than for commercial gain

4

Business/residential K2

Premises used partly for business purposes and partly for residential purposes, if the circuit wiring for business and residential use is not separate

5

Business and local government L2

Premises:

(a) used for industrial or commercial purposes; or

(b) used for business purposes, other than as mentioned in item 4; or

(c) occupied by a local government department, instrumentality or agency

6

High voltage M2

Premises supplied with electricity at 6.6 kV, 11 kV, 22 kV, 33 kV or a higher voltage

7

Government (other than local government) N2

Premises occupied by a Commonwealth or State government department, instrumentality or agency

 

Part 2Fees

  

6  Fees

Determination of fees that may be charged for the supply of electricity and related services

             (1)  This instrument determines fees that may be charged for:

                     (a)  the supply of electricity to consumers at premises; and

                     (b)  the supply of services related to the supply of electricity to consumers at premises.

             (2)  The fees determined by this instrument apply from and including the date the Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Determination 2018 commences.

             (3)  The fees that may be charged are the following:

                     (a)  fixed fees for the supply of electricity as set out in Schedule 1;

                     (b)  consumption fees for the supply of electricity as set out in Schedule 2;

                     (c)  fixed fees for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity as set out in Schedule 3.

Method of charging fees—notice to consumer

             (4)  If the Administrator charges a fee for the supply of electricity to a consumer at premises, or for the supply of a service related to the supply of electricity to a consumer at premises, mentioned in this instrument, the Administrator must do so by sending a written notice to the consumer.

             (5)  The notice must specify:

                     (a)  the amount of the fee payable; and

                     (b)  the day by which the fee must be paid.

             (6)  The day specified in the notice must be at least 12 business days after the day the notice is sent to the consumer.

Liability to pay fee and payment of fee

             (7)  If the Administrator sends the notice under subsection (4) to the consumer:

                     (a)  the consumer is liable to pay the fee specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  the fee is payable to the Administrator on behalf of the Commonwealth.

7  Rebates and exemptions for eligible persons

Rebate—fixed fees

             (1)  Despite paragraph 6(3)(a), if:

                     (a)  electricity is supplied to a consumer at premises in the category Residential A2; and

                     (b)  the consumer is an eligible person; and

                     (c)  the premises are the consumer’s principal place of residence;

the consumer is entitled to a rebate equal to the fixed fee set out in Schedule 1 for the supply of electricity to the consumer at the premises.

Rebate—consumption fees

             (2)  Despite paragraph 6(3)(b), if a consumer entitled to a rebate under subsection (1) has one or more dependent children, the consumer is entitled to a rebate in respect of the consumption fee set out in Schedule 2 for the supply of electricity to the consumer at the premises in accordance with subsections (3) and (4).

             (3)  The amount of the rebate under subsection (2) for a period is worked out by multiplying the number of days in the period by the daily dependent child rebate amount for the person.

             (4)  However, an entitlement to a rebate under subsection (2) for a period is limited to the amount of the consumption fee for the period.

Exemption—account establishment fee

             (5)  Despite paragraph 6(3)(c) and subsection 6(7), a consumer entitled to a rebate under subsection (1) is not required to pay the fee mentioned in item 1 of the table in clause 1 Schedule 3.

8  Payment of fees

                   Subject to section 10, a fee that applies to a consumer in accordance with this instrument is due for payment on or before the day specified in a notice sent to the consumer under subsection 6(4).

9  When a fee is not paid

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a consumer has not paid a fee for the supply of electricity to the consumer at premises, or for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity to the consumer at premises, in accordance with a notice sent to the consumer under subsection 6(4); and

                     (b)  at least 5 business days have elapsed after the day specified in the notice as the day by which the fee must be paid; and

                     (c)  a special payment arrangement under section 10 is not in force between the Administrator and the consumer in relation to the fee; and

                     (d)  the Administrator is not aware that a person residing at the premises is dependent on life support equipment.

             (2)  The Administrator must send a written notice (the reminder notice) to the consumer in relation to the fee.

             (3)  The reminder notice must state that the fee has not been paid and that special payment arrangements can be made under section 10 if the consumer is experiencing difficulties in paying the fee.

             (4)  If the fee is not paid within 10 business days of the date of the reminder notice, the Administrator may send the consumer a written warning (the disconnection warning).

             (5)  The disconnection warning must state that action may be taken to disconnect the supply of electricity to the premises unless the following are paid within the period specified in the disconnection warning:

                     (a)  the fee;

                     (b)  if the Administrator charges a fee for the disconnection warning—that fee.

             (6)  The period specified in the disconnection warning must not be less than 5 business days.

             (7)  If the consumer does not pay the fee within the period specified in the disconnection warning, the Administrator may disconnect the supply of electricity to the premises until:

                     (a)  the consumer has paid:

                              (i)  the fee; and

                             (ii)  if the Administrator charges a fee for the disconnection warning—that fee; and

                            (iii)  if the Administrator charges a fee for reconnecting the supply of electricity to the premises after the disconnection—that fee; or

                     (b)  a special payment arrangement under section 10 is in force between the Administrator and the consumer in relation to the fee.

10  Special payment arrangements

             (1)  The Administrator may agree, in writing, to a special payment arrangement with a consumer if:

                     (a)  the consumer is experiencing difficulties in paying a fee mentioned in this instrument; and

                     (b)  the consumer notifies the Administrator of the difficulties.

             (2)  If a special payment arrangement under this section is in force between the Administrator and the consumer in relation to a fee, the fee is due for payment in accordance with the arrangement.

11  Notice to Administrator of residents dependent on life support equipment

                   If a person residing at premises is dependent on life support equipment, the consumer to whom electricity is supplied at the premises must give the Administrator written notice of this.


Schedule 1Fixed fees for the supply of electricity

Note:       See paragraph 6(3)(a).

  

  

1  Fixed fees for the supply of electricity

                   The fixed fee for the supply of electricity to a consumer at premises in a category mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is the fee mentioned in column 2 of the item.

 

Fixed fees for the supply of electricity

Item

Column 1

Category of premises

Column 2

Fixed fee (cents per day)

1

Residential A2

92.3182

2

Community service C2

86.2780

3

Charitable residential D2

86.2780

4

Business/residential K2

155.9455

5

Business and local government L2

155.9455

6

High voltage M2

49.3261

7

Government (other than local government) N2

569.1300

Note:          For rebates for eligible persons, see section 7.

Schedule 2Consumption fees for the supply of electricity

Note:       See paragraph 6(3)(b).

  

  

1  Consumption fees for the supply of electricity

                   The consumption fee for the supply of electricity to a consumer at premises in a category mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is the fee mentioned in column 2 of the item.

 

Consumption fees for the supply of electricity

Item

Column 1

Category of premises

Column 2

Consumption fee

1

Residential A2

25.7520 cents per unit consumed

2

Community service C2

For each day, the sum of the following:

(a) for the first 20 units consumed—20.1575 cents per unit;

(b) for the next 1,630 units consumed—21.5067 cents per unit;

(c) for each subsequent unit consumed—20.5144 cents per unit

3

Charitable residential D2

21.9198 cents per unit consumed

4

Business/residential K2

For each day, the sum of the following:

(a) for the first 20 units consumed—25.7520 cents per unit;

(b) for the next 1,630 units consumed—24.2678 cents per unit;

(c) for each subsequent unit consumed—27.3611 cents per unit

5

Business and local government L2

For each day, the sum of the following:

(a) for the first 1,650 units consumed—24.2678 cents per unit;

(b) for each subsequent unit consumed—27.3611 cents per unit

6

High voltage M2

For each day, the sum of the following:

(a) for the first 1,650 units consumed—31.3141 cents per unit;

(b) for each subsequent unit consumed—28.1238 cents per unit

7

Government (other than local government) N2

53.3273 cents per unit consumed

 

Note:          For rebates for eligible persons, see section 7.

Schedule 3Fixed fees for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity

Note:       See paragraph 6(3)(c).

  

  

1  Fixed fees for the supply of services related to the supply of electricity

                   The fixed fee for the supply of a service mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is the fee mentioned in column 2 of the item.

 

Fixed fees for services related to the supply of electricity

Item

Column 1

Service

Column 2

Fee ($)

1

Account establishment

21.45

2

Installation of a 3 phase residential meter:

 

 

(a) for installation of a new 3 phase meter or replacement of a single phase meter with a 3 phase meter;

826.36

 

(b) for installation of a subsidiary 3 phase meter

136.35

3

Reconnection following disconnection of supply for non‑payment of fees or for any other lawful reason

28.91

4

Connection of temporary supply:

 

 

(a) single phase (overhead);

814.55

 

(b) 3 phase (overhead)

814.55

5

Meter testing:

 

 

(a) if paragraph (b) does not apply (standard);

221.45

 

(b) for a consumer entitled to a rebate under subsection 7(1)

138.36

6

Disconnection of overhead service leads following unauthorised reconnection

689.09

7

Special meter reading requested by consumer

28.91

8

Disconnection warning

5.27

 

Note:          For exemptions for eligible persons, see section 7.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Determination 2016

30 Sept 2016 (F2016L01573)

3 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Determination 2017

12 Sept 2017 (F2017L01159)

13 Sept 2017 (s 2(1) item 1)

Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Determination 2018

5 Dec 2018 (F2018L01665)

10 Dec 2018 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 4.............................................

am F2017L01159; F2018L01665

Part 2

 

s 6.............................................

am F2017L01159; F2018L01665

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1................................

am F2017L01159; F2018L01665

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2................................

am F2017L01159; F2018L01665

Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3................................

am F2017L01159; F2018L01665